Instacane, a website that aggregates images posted to Instagram with hashtags related to Hurricane Sandy, is back up and running. Created last year by New York Times R&D software architect Peter Ng and now-Facebook engineer Chris Ackermann to chronicle images of Hurricane Irene, it’s been flooded once more by people snapping their way through Hurricane Sandy. The site has quickly become a visual portfolio of a dangerous hurricane that’s said to be barreling straight for New York and New Jersey.
Photos of an apocalyptic Gotham-style sky looming above New York’s skyscrapers are juxtaposed with pics of good-humored folks mugging for the camera next to empty water bottle aisles. It’s a pretty holistic portrait of East Coasters preparing for a superstorm.
Click through the slideshow for some of our favorite images.